Will Biden and the Democrats Take on the Biggest Challenges of this Generation?

Thom plus logo Tens of millions of Americans are going hungry right now. Today. But Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn, because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Almost 20 million Americans will lose all their unemployment benefits the week after Christmas, but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn, because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Over 12 million Americans have Covid and millions of them will suffer long-term consequences like strokes, heart damage, dementia, and chronic fatigue, but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Millions of young people have had their futures destroyed by the Trump Depression on top of their student loans, but Mitchell O'Connell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

All of America is facing a climate crisis, from wildfires to derechos to hurricanes, droughts, and floods, but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

America's CEOs and business fat-cats continue to outsource jobs to cheap labor countries, devastating the American working class, but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Insurance companies aggressively promote privatized "Medicare Advantage" plans that can leave seniors high and dry when seriously ill, but Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Pharmaceutical companies are ripping off Americans - we pay more than twice of any other developed country in the world - but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Mining and drilling companies are ripping up and ruining our public lands, wild areas, and sacred Native American sites, but Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Trump tore thousands of refugee families apart and 666 little children are facing Christmas knowing they may never again see their parents again, but Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Millions of Americans in red states will miss early, treatable cancer, diabetes and other diagnoses because their states refuse to expand Medicaid, but Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

While China and Europe build world class high speed rail infrastructure, new hospitals and schools, and state of the art research facilities, America continues to crumble because Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Americans continue to live in fear of mass shootings as assault weapons of war proliferate and wannabe abusers and mass murderers can easily buy guns, but Mitch McConnell and senate Republicans don't care because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Conservatives on the Supreme Court continue to gut union rights, environmental protections, civil rights, voting rights, and protections against big money owning our politicians, but they don't give a damn because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

America has gone from being "the land of the free" to "the land where if you want to be free you have to be rich." We've been here before, and courageous politicians like FDR and LBJ took up the challenge and fight back against the rich predators.

Conservative Republicans have done so much damage to this country over the past 40 years of neoliberal Reaganism. Step one is winning Georgia, and step two is pushing the new Biden administration to restore America with bold actions like the New Deal and the Great Society.

As the monster leaves, the real work begins. The election was important, but restoring the American working class and rebuilding our nation over the objections of greedy billionaires and their Republican lapdogs will be the biggest challenge of this generation.

-Thom

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deepspace's picture
deepspace 1 year 1 week ago
#1

Actually, the real work begins right friggin now, tonight! If Democrats don't take both Senate seats in Georgia on January 5th, almost zero long-lasting solutions for the critical issues on that very long list of major catastrophes facing America and the world will even make it out of the starting gate. Moscow Mitch is the real monster; Trump was just the cartoon version.

As Obama would say, the urgency is NOW! Every Democrat in every state with fingers to call and type and a few bucks in the bank had better put aside celebrating the November 3rd national win and utilize every resource available to help Georgia Democrats rile up their base once again.

The real fight is just beginning. And it's not about changing minds ideologically at this point, either; most people are already too polarized for that to make much of a difference. No, it's about growing raw power the old-fashion way -- by voting! It's that simple ...and that hard.

It's about pulling out all stops for a full-court press to get Democrats in Georgia to come out in droves. Blacks and women, primarily, but also young people handed Biden his victory. If you know someone in Georgia -- and even if you don't -- call them. If you can donate money to help their get-out-the-vote effort and to help fund the campaigns of Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, do it. Engage with social media to counteract the over-the-top lies that the right-wing is kicking into high gear -- a war we know is coming, on steroids.

For example, Frank Miele is a relatively little-known but highly effective intellectual propagandist who knowingly bears false witness against Democrats in rural America -- the real power behind the Republican-held Senate. (Miele is also a part-time columnist at Real Clear Politics.) But he is only one of the many stormtroopers in the Republican army.

And don't get sucked into the endless pontifications of Big TV corporate media, which serves only to dampen enthusiasm and reduce politics to a tasteless gruel, discouraging people from partaking.

Now is not the time to rest on one's laurels. Enjoy the holiday cheer, but don't let the good times distract us from bringing the fight to the enemy, which at the moment is embodied in the worthless hides of Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

Out of the trench, soldier! Fight or die!

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Karl Smiley 1 year 1 week ago
#2

When are you going to talk about Biden's billionaire doners and the corportists and war mongers he is bringing into his administration. Just because many are women, people of color, gay or trans doesn't make it OK with me. I care more about their policies.

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Karl Smiley 1 year 1 week ago
#3

Also why didn't Nancy Pelosi get a relief package passed throught the house the the Republicans in the Senate had to go along with or not and if not , then they would ber totally culpable? I blame her as much as I do the republicans.

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deepspace 1 year 1 week ago
#4

Now there's a fine example of comparing an ant to an elephant.

Maybe you would have been more comfortable had Trump won -- the most dishonest, corrupt, delusional, immature, irreligious, and unpatriotic politician in the history of the United States. Have you learned nothing in four years, sir?

But why should anyone care what incorrigible Republican hypocrites and liars have to say, let alone what they "think?"

About anything.

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alis volat 1 year 1 week ago
#5

Trump stopped by the press room for sixty seconds to say the stock market hit 30,000, and he said that people needed to know that was a "sacred number". I am so glad he had a religious experience.

The stock market is supposed to be a chance for everyone to have a piece of the pie. The reality is that 52% of trades are now high-frequency computer fraud, and 40% of the market is foreign owned. The stock market is a casino with some criminal activity thrown in. It is easy to see why it appeals to Trump and the Republicans. I'd like to see a transaction tax put in place so we can fund some good social programs. That's how to get Americans an opportunity to get their fair share for doing all the real work.

Both Georgia Senators have lined their pockets using their office to play the market. Trump's into corruption in any endeavor where they will have him. One down 2 to go concerning elections. If by some miracle and as a bonus any of them go to jail, I will have a religious experience of my own.

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Willie W 1 year 1 week ago
#6

It's all about the stock market. Seems to me that getting a decent interest rate on bank savings would be an economic plus. Guaranteed good interest rates on savings would be a good deal for all, including the banks.

Legend 1 year 1 week ago
#7

The best part is Trump said that the stock market would crash if Biden was elected. In fact, it has boomed due to his election.

Legend 1 year 1 week ago
#8

Even Rush is promoting the punish the Republican Party for letting Trump lose by giving away the GA Special Election.

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/11/limbaugh-lot-people-wouldnt-mind-if-gop

deepspace's picture
deepspace 1 year 1 week ago
#9

May his wish come true. Bill Kristol is fanning that flame too.

deepspace's picture
deepspace 1 year 1 week ago
#10

Concerned pandemic experts are now strongly recommending more than ever that to reduce the odds of infection even further, people should wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields in addition to masks when entering crowded indoor environments, such as stores, bars, restaurants, schools, hospitals, clinics, jails, prisons, mass transit, airports, planes, production lines, nursing homes, etc. (That should drive deranged wingers completely over the edge. Most are barely hanging on by their fingertips to what's left of their dubious sanity anyway.)

Being in those infected air spaces for an extended period, the odds are not insignificant that the aerosolized form of the virus could easily land on the eyeball -- an ideal mucous membrane from which to enter the body -- with enough viral load (appx. 1,000 plus) to overwhelm the body's initial defenses and trigger the disease.

Also, since so many people are disregarding the doctors' advice about restricting holiday travel and extended family gatherings, in about a month, the U.S. will not be "merely" experiencing just another spike but will be likely facing a genuine humanitarian crisis of biblical proportions much worse than most of us can imagine, notwithstanding the nine months of craziness that we did not imagine in the "before times."

Another huge danger is that pandemic-weary people will start letting their guard down, thinking that a vaccine cure-all is just around the corner that will save the day, forgetting that it will take several months (if we're lucky) to scale up mass production and distribution to commence a vaccination program, which will actually inject the vaccine into people's arms. We are far from being out of the woods; in fact, we haven't even entered the darkest, scariest part yet.

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vetinla 1 year 5 days ago
#11

Will Biden and the Democrats step up to the challenges ahead? With regard to COVID-19, I hope so. With regard to Health care, minimum wage, and anything else that benefits the working classes, I doubt it. But, hope springs eternal...

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vetinla 1 year 4 days ago
#12

'War is the ultimate growth industry, limited only by our ability to be persuaded of new

enemies and new threats."'

I hope Biden and company are here to disuade us from more wars, not more wars.

The quote is from this article..

https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/11/the-planet-cannot-begin-to-heal-until...

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